Are clients to blame? Were contractors treated unfairly? Find out what the industry thinks about the OFT's investigation and fines

The fines the Office of Fair Trading slapped on 103 construction firms last week have shocked the industry. Did those found guilty of bid-rigging deserve their punishment? Will the news change the way you do business? Will clients sue contractors they believe have ripped them off? And how will they be scrutinising the contractors they use?

Catch up on today's live online debate at, which featured Ed Badke, development director at Notting Hill Housing, Chris Hill, a construction lawyer at Norton Rose, and Vaughan Burnand, chair of Constructing Excellence.